USC Price School of Public Policy

Internships

All students enrolled in the Washington Semester participate in an internship. GWU staff will work one-on-one with you to provide guidance and suggestions as you apply to internships that interest you.

» Internship Assistance
» Dress Code

Internship Assistance

After students are selected for the Washington Semester Program, you will be asked to complete an internship questionnaire, which will provide GWU staff with specific information on the kinds of internships that interest you. Students are encouraged to consult the database, apply to at least 10 organizations, and notify GWU staff of where they have applied. GWU staff will follow up on those applications, and will also provide individual assistance with:

  • Writing resumes
  • Conducting interviews
  • Clarifying students’ individual interests
  • Matching organizations with students’ interests
  • Working with students whose internships have early deadlines

Students are encouraged to schedule internship interviews before arriving in Washington. If you receive several offers, you are free to select the internship that interests you the most.

Dress Code

Interns are normally expected to dress in a professional manner. Usually coats and ties are required for men. Suits, dresses, or pantsuits are usually required for women.

Past Internships for USC Students

Spring 2014:
Senator Maria Cantwell
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
US Trade Representative
LA Times – DC Bureau
Congressman Derek Kilmer
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Congresswoman Linda Sanchez
Congresswoman Karen Bass

Spring 2013:
Senator Feinstein
Senator Mark Udall
Department of Education
Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs
Peace Building Coalition
Women’s Campaign Fund

Spring 2012:
Congressman Blumenauer
Senator Tom Harkin
Sierra Club
U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S Department of Treasury

Spring 2011:
American Continental Group
Congressman David Dreier
MSNBC
Center for American Progress
Republican Governors Association
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Spring 2010:
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Senator Michael Bennet
Beacon Consulting Group
MSNBC

Spring 2009:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz
Congressman Barney Frank
Congressman Ciro Rodriguez
The Hill
The Dershowitz Group
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
Congresswoman Jackie Speier
CongressNow
Senator John Kerry

Spring 2008:
House Subcommittee on European Affairs
Center for American Progress
The Democratic National Committee
Congressman Barney Frank
Fleishman-Hillard
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Roll Call
Congresswoman Hilda Solis

Spring 2007:
Congressman Adam Schiff
Department of Labor
Congressman Steve Israel
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Frontline
Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research
Nancy Bocshor (fundraising)
Dutko Worldwide